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Poststadion

Poststadion
Poststadion
Full name Poststadion
Location Moabit, Berlin, Germany
Owner Berlin
Operator Borough of Mitte
Capacity
10,000 (Football)

45,000 (previously)
Surface Grass
Construction
Opened 28 May 1929
Architect Georg Demmler
Tenants
SC Minerva Berlin
SC Union 06 Berlin
SV Yeşilyurt Berlin
Berlin AK 07

The Poststadion is a multi-use stadium in the Moabit district of Berlin, Germany, built in 1929 for the sports club of the German Reichspost at the site of a former Prussian Uhlan parade ground. A designated landmark since 1990, its stands and terrace are currently under reconstruction. The fields are used mostly for regional football and host the home matches of SC Minerva 93 Berlin and SC Union 06 Berlin, since 2008 also of SV Yeşilyurt Berlin and Berlin AK 07.

The stadium today holds 15,005 people. At its peak, it held up to 45,000 spectators, who on 10 May 1930 saw the German national football team playing 3-3 against England, one of the first encounters of the two teams. Richard Hofmann scored all three goals for Germany before England's David Jack finally equalised.

After the Deutsches Stadion in Charlottenburg had been closed in 1934, the Poststadion became the site of the German championship final. FC Schalke 04 won with 2-1 over 1. FC Nuremberg, who themselves gained the title two years later in a 2-1 match against Fortuna Düsseldorf. The stadium was also used as a boxing arena, when on 7 July 1935 Max Schmeling won against Paulino Uzcudun after twelve rounds.

Several football matches during the 1936 Summer Olympics were held at the Poststadion, where on 7 August outsider Norway in front of 55,000 spectators kicked Germany out of the tournament by a 2-0 win in the quarter finals. The Nazi leadership including Adolf Hitler witnessed the defeat, whereafter team manager Otto Nerz was dismissed and replaced by Sepp Herberger. Major football events afterwards were held at the Olympiastadion.

References

  • 1936 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 2. pp. 1047–56.
  • Stadium information


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